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Text Messaging May Not Be The Downfall Of Man
Author: Steve West
published: 2008-10-26 18:07:09
Joseph Hancock and a team at Cornell University studied 44 pairs using SMS and IM to determine if the emotional human connection is lost using the modern communication. What they found may surprise a few people. Not only was there no loss in emotional connection, it was on par with a real world conversation.
The 44 pairs chatted online for 15-20 while Hancock asked them questions about one another, including what was bothering them at the time. One person from each scene watched a scene from Sophie’s Choice. The other participant watched a clip of some minor small talk. During the chats the people were able to correctly asses each other’s mood, and those who had been chatting with a participant watching Sophie’s Choice came away feeling a little worse off than when they started.
So there you have it, you can have an emotional bond with someone over IM. r u ok? ttyl